Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessible navigation: The main menu, part of WordPress: Accessibility.
- Let's talk about your WordPress Themes Main Menu.…The ideal main menu is a pretty simple thing.…Every element on it can receive keyboard focus.…And every time that element receives focus,…you can clearly see that focus.…Before the theme comes to your website,…the menu is very accessible.…For every element, you can clearly see focus.…For every element, you can clearly navigate to it…so that you can get to every item.…
Before the theme is designed, your menu is accessible.…The only thing your designer can do…is potentially break that accessibility.…The goal is to have an attractive but still functional menu.…On the functional side, WordPress…is providing natural, acceptable, accessible semantics…and simple, straightforward text links.…These are accessible.…Now you have to add on your custom designs…and your custom behaviors so that this menu…will function and look the way you want it to in your theme.…
When you add styles, you've added Pure CSS,…you've created a normal state, you've created…what this link is going to look like…
This course, merging WordPress coding with accessible web design techniques, helps you make sure your website meets modern accessibility standards. You'll learn how to use the power of WordPress to quickly build a beautiful and accessible website that can be used by people with different types of abilities. Author Joe Dolson provides a broad introduction to accessibility and then focuses on practical steps to make sure your WordPress themes, plugins, and content are accessible and usable to all.
- What is web accessibility?
- Understanding the benefits of accessibility
- Building accessible forms
- Adhering to theme guidelines
- Creating accessible navigation
- Working with images, media, and other accessible content
- Integrating plugins
- Testing your site for accessibility